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Ziegler sees results of work on mechanics

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Brad Ziegler tossed a 1-2-3 inning Tuesday afternoon against the Giants, which seems simple enough, but there was a lot of work that went into it before that.

"I've been working my tail off the last four days before that trying to get my delivery back to being repeatable," Ziegler said. "I felt like it was pretty good in Sydney and then when I came back everything was kind of out of whack again. One way or another, my arm slot wasn't right, the direction of my body wasn't right. Everything was kind of spinning instead of driving toward the plate."

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Brad Ziegler tossed a 1-2-3 inning Tuesday afternoon against the Giants, which seems simple enough, but there was a lot of work that went into it before that.

"I've been working my tail off the last four days before that trying to get my delivery back to being repeatable," Ziegler said. "I felt like it was pretty good in Sydney and then when I came back everything was kind of out of whack again. One way or another, my arm slot wasn't right, the direction of my body wasn't right. Everything was kind of spinning instead of driving toward the plate."

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Ziegler blew a save against the Giants on March 31 when he walked in a run, and he allowed a pair of runs last weekend in a one-inning stint in Colorado.

"Ziegler's outing was encouraging," Gibson said of Tuesday's appearance.

Ziegler is taking nothing for granted at this point.

"I've been around long enough to know that one outing doesn't fix everything," he said. "I've got to continue it and make it to where it's habit and to where I don't have to think about it while I'm out there."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

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